COVID-19 Opening and managing church buildings

Extracts from guidelines published by The House of Bishops COVID-19 Recovery Group (of 18th July 2022)

“The relevant parts of the Church of England guidance have been gathered in this single document.”

For access to the full text please use this link:

Whilst restrictions have been lifted it is important to remember that “The global pandemic is not yet over and the Government’s Scientific Advisory Group for Emergencies (SAGE) is clear there is considerable uncertainty about the path that the pandemic will now take in the UK as we head towards a more endemic state”

“Incumbents and PCCs should feel empowered to make locally appropriate decisions, including taking different approaches to different types of services and events where the risks may vary. Your Archdeacon may be able to help if you would appreciate support with this. All incumbents and PCCs are encouraged to review their local arrangements regularly, in particular taking into account infection rates and the vulnerabilities and needs of their particular communities.”